Moule & Polyzoides
Architects & Urbanists
A transformation of Los Poblanos into a country inn, conference center and sustainable farm was accomplished with the assistance of Moule & Polyzoides even with complex preservation and development pressures faced by historic structures.
A three-part solution was proposed in response to the complex preservation and development pressures that faced the estate. The first preserves two-thirds of the estate as a permanent agricultural trust. The second limits residential entitlement to a small area and configures its 20 guest rooms/casitas in a southwestern compound form. The third transforms the original Meem buildings into the core of an expanded country inn and meeting center. Environmental measures include maintaining the acequia network, conserving all historic buildings, employing green specifications, and enhancing sustainable agriculture and agritourism on the property. Los Poblanos’ organic farm supplies all produce to the Inn, continuing the estate’s farming traditions.
Olin successfully planned new landscaping and gardens throughout the property with sustainability as a central tenet of their holistic approach, uniting natural processes with technical innovation to produce contemporary and beautiful places.
Judith Phillips is a landscape designer with 30 years experience in designing arid-adapted and native gardens in the high desert. She helped with landscaping and planting of the Los Poblanos gardens.
J. B. Jackson Professor of Cultural Landscape Studies at the University of New Mexico School of Architecture and Planning in Albuquerque, and founding director of its Historic Preservation and Regionalism Program, Chris Wilson, has written widely on architecture, tourism and the politics of culture in the Southwest, and on cultural landscape studies. His current focus is on the role of the on-going re-urbanization of the U.S. as a central sustainability strategy.
Other Contributing Designers & Planners
Erin Adams brings heart and soul to her work. Providing custom designed tile work in rooms.
Ginny Lodge reproduced historic tin light fixtures and tin restoration throughout the property.
House Industries is known throughout the world as a prolific type foundry and has made a considerable impact on the world of design. Andy Cruz and his team gave graphic design and signage consultation.
Custom furnishings in rooms designed by local artists, some reclaimed from historic building
remodels and bedding by Coyuchi Organic and Curran NYC.
Plus many more…